Groundsure’s HS2 and Crossrail 1 report provides a simple, accurate assessment of your client’s property.

Residential and commercial property owners are becoming more concerned with the potential impacts that the HS2 route and the Crossrail 1 project could have on their properties, and with good reason.

Why this report?

  • Insight into two major rail projects

  • Identifies compensation schemes for property purchasers

By early 2026, HS2 could be running 14 trains an hour in each direction from London to Birmingham, and from Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester, at up to 225 mph. Disruption, decreased values and the threat of compulsory purchase all pose significant threats to properties along the proposed route.

Crossrail 1 is Europe’s largest infrastructure project, comprising of over 100km of new railway including 21km of new twin-bore rail tunnels and 10 new stations. The line will stretch from Reading to Heathrow in the west, across Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east. The route will provide a 10% increase to London’s rail capacity once opened in 2018.

The Groundsure HS2 and Crossrail 1 report identifies the proximity of any site to the new High Speed 2 London to Birmingham and Birmingham to Leeds and Manchester rail networks, as well as defining the top speed of trains at any given point, helping people assess factors like possible noise pollution. The report also contains data on the first proposed Crossrail route, including stations, worksites and the line itself.

A Groundsure HS2 and Crossrail 1 report provides you with the information your clients need and the reassurance they want

What does it cover?

  • Identifies whether a property is near the proposed HS2 route for Phase 1 or Phase 2 within a 5000m radius
  • Includes overall proposed construction timetable and identifies all Crossrail 1 stations within a 5000m radius
  • Provides information on construction sites and all worksites within a 1000m radius
  • Measures the distance to the nearest point of the proposed route
  • Identifies the track grade and maximum speed of the train at the nearest point
  • Measures distance to nearest overland and below ground line location
  • Includes details on property compensation schemes for HS2 and Crossrail 1


Jurisdictions affected by High Speed 2 
Aylesbury ValeNewcastle-under-Lyme
BarnsleyNorth East Derbyshire
BirminghamNorth Warwickshire
Bolsover North West Leicestershire
CamdenRoyal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Cheshire EastSelby
Cheshire West & Chester Sheffield
Chesterfield South Buckinghamshire
Chiltern Solihull Metropolitan
Nottingham South Northamptonshire
Coventry Stafford
Doncaster Stratford on Avon
Erewash Tamworth
Islington Three Rivers
London Borough of Brent Warrington
London Borough of EalingWarwick
London Borough of Hammersmith and FulhamWestminster
London Borough of HarrowWigan
London Borough of HillingdonWycombe


*Reliance: £10m Professional Indemnity Insurance (any one claim). Can be relied upon by all professional parties within a property transaction, first purchasers / tenants and their advisers. Please refer to Groundsure terms & conditions.

How do I order a report?

If you already have a Groundsure account you will need to log in using your user name and password and select the product(s) you require. If you do not have a Groundsure account, one must be set up, even for single pay as you go orders. This can be done using the create an account function.

What does 'Order in Progress' mean?

Order in progress is a status we assign when your report or data is being produced. You will receive your product within the defined turnaround time. If you order states “with Groundsure”, this is because you have submitted your order with a site plan and we are working on digitising your site boundary, or because the site drawn exceeds our standard pricing options. Orders will be placed within 24 hours, and a member of the team will be in contact if we require further information. If you order states “On Hold”, this is because one of our environmental consultants has raised a query with your order. This query will have been emailed to you.

How do I download a report?

All reports will be delivered by email to the designated email address. If necessary, you are also able to include an additional email address before placing your order. However, if the file is too big for email, a download link will be emailed to you. Alternatively, you can download any report from your Order History.

How do I cancel a report?

Cancelling an order ‘in progress’ can be dealt with via your Groundsure account. If the order you wish to cancel is already complete, please contact us and the team will advise you on our cancellation policy.